Chad (Africa)
 Nigeria (Africa)
 Chile (LatAm&Car)
 Jordan (Asia, Arab)
 Lithuania (E. Europe)

New Members
 Egypt (Africa, Arab)

 Senegal (Africa)

 Uruguay (LatAm&Car)

 Japan (Asia-Pacific)

 Ukraine (E. Europe)

The 2015 United Nations Security Council election was held on 15 October 2015[1] during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, held at United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The elections are for five non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council for two-year mandates commencing on 1 January 2016. In accordance with the Security Council's rotation rules, whereby the ten non-permanent UNSC seats rotate among the various regional blocs into which UN member states traditionally divide themselves for voting and representation purposes, the five available seats are allocated as follows:

The five members will serve on the Security Council for the 2016–17 period. The countries elected were Egypt, Senegal, Uruguay, Japan, and Ukraine. In each vote there were as many vacancies as there were candidates on the ballot.

This was the last time a Security Council election was held in the month of October.[1] On 18 September 2014, the General Assembly adopted Resolution 68/307 to push the elections back to six months prior to the beginning of the newly elected Council members' terms.[3]


African Group

Asia-Pacific Group

Eastern European Group

Latin American and Caribbean Group


African and Asia-Pacific Groups

African and Asia-Pacific Groups election results[11]
Member Round 1
 Senegal 187
 Japan 184
 Egypt 179
abstentions 1
required majority 127

Latin American and Caribbean Group

Latin American and Caribbean Group election results[11]
Member Round 1
 Uruguay 185
abstentions 6
required majority 124

Eastern European Group

Eastern European Group election results[11]
Member Round 1
 Ukraine 177
abstentions 14
invalid votes 1
required majority 118

See also


  1. ^ a b "Security Council Elections 2015" (PDF). Security Council Report. 2 October 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Asian group of nations at UN changes its name to Asia-Pacific group", Radio New Zealand International, 2011-08-31.
  3. ^ United Nations General Assembly Session 68 Resolution 307. Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly A/RES/68/307 10 September 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Security Council Elections: Options after Saudi Arabia Rejects its Seat". What's in Blue?. 18 October 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Senegal favors Morocco's return to AU". Saudi Gazette. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Australia to support Bangladesh for UN Security Council for 2016–17". Bangladesh Business News. 16 April 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Bangladesh Withdraws from UN Security Council Candidature in Japan's Favour". NDTV. 7 September 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Press Conference by Minister for Foreign Affairs Seiji Maehara". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. January 11, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Ukraine to seek election to UN Security Council in autumn". UNIAN. 25 May 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "'We Must Move Forward!' Assembly President Says, Challenging Member States to Be Brave Enough to Reject Static Positions, Make United Nations Better". United Nations. 29 September 2010. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c "General Assembly Elects Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine, Uruguay as Non-Permanent Members of Security Council for 2016–2017". United Nations. 15 October 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015.